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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1992
Metrolink officials Friday discussed the Nov. 25 train accident in Pacoima that claimed the life of a Los Angeles city truck driver, saying they had to meet in private because they had been warned the rail agency was in jeopardy of being sued.
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December 24, 1998 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Metrolink, the fast-growing commuter railroad that replaced its executive director and put two top managers on leave several months ago, has reduced costs and increased on-time performance, according to a new state audit released Wednesday. The audit shows that Metrolink, which serves six Southern California counties, reduced its hourly operating costs by 13%, and costs per passenger by 10% from 1995 to 1997. Over the same period, on-time performance increased from 87% to 94%.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1991
The National Railroad Passenger Corp. (Amtrak) was selected Thursday to operate Southern California's Metrolink commuter-train service, which is scheduled to debut next October. Amtrak, which already operates local commuter-train services in Maryland, Massachusetts and Connecticut, was chosen over Canada's UTDC by the Southern California Regional Rail Authority, meeting in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1998 | DAN WEIKEL and GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Metrolink, the commuter railroad serving Southern California, has replaced its director and put two top executives on paid leave amid an ongoing management review that has uncovered a host of problems, rail service officials said Monday. The board of the Southern California Regional Rail Authority, which operates Metrolink, appointed Deputy Director David R. Solow interim executive director last week after Richard M. Stanger stepped aside as head of the rail service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1992
In an unusual twist, the public is being asked what it wants to pay in fares on Metrolink, the commuter train service scheduled to start in October from San Bernardino, the Santa Clarita Valley and Ventura County to Los Angeles. A series of nine public hearings have been scheduled to gather comment on a proposed fare structure for the service, which is aimed at long-distance commuters. The first public hearing was held Monday in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1995 | ERROL A. COCKFIELD Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Metrolink authorities on Wednesday were investigating whether an engineer misread a sign, prompting him to drive a commuter train too fast through an intersection, injuring several passengers who were thrown from their seats. Paramedics treated at least three passengers for minor injuries, but no one was seriously hurt in the Monday incident near Allen Avenue. The train was en route from downtown to Ventura County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 44% of commuters who drive alone and live near the routes of a commuter rail line that will connect Ventura, San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties would be likely to use the line, according to a survey released Wednesday. But the survey also points to a reluctance among some commuters to change daily habits to use mass transit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1995
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department won an $8-million contract Friday to provide security on Metrolink trains, beating out the Metropolitan Transportation Authority transit police. The Southern California Regional Rail Authority Board of Directors, which oversees operation of Metrolink trains, voted to renew its contract with the Sheriff's Department to provide security on six train routes. The department has been providing security on the trains since Metrolink began operating in 1992.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1992
The city of Santa Clarita has approved plans to build a commuter rail station on a 6.6-acre site east of Saugus Speedway. The plans approved late Tuesday by the City Council call for removal of one oak tree to make way for a 15,000-square-foot platform. The city plans to lease the site off Soledad Canyon Road for five years from the Whittaker Corp. for $1 a year for the first three years, and about $500,000 a year for the next two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1992
Seeking to balance ridership with revenue, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority has approved a one-way base fare of $2.50 for passengers on the Metrolink commuter train service scheduled to start Oct. 26. An additional dollar will be charged each time a passenger rides between designated zones, which average about 10 miles in length. Monthly pass prices were set at 32 times the one-way daily fare. Senior citizens, handicapped people and students will be charged half fares.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1998 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Metrolink officials, who operate the region's 416-mile commuter rail system, often caution people not to confuse them with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Maintaining that distinction seemed to be on the minds of Metrolink officials Friday as they began deliberating an average 13% increase in ticket prices over the next four years on the fast-growing network.
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December 17, 1995 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They begin arriving before the sun rises. Leaving their cars in shadowy parking lots, they hustle through the pre-dawn mist toward sleek silver railroad cars. "The traffic to L.A. is horrendous," said Erinn Madden, 26, a lawyer who lives in Corona del Mar and catches the train in Irvine every day for the ride to her office in Downtown Los Angeles. "This makes me a nicer person when I get there."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1995
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department won an $8-million contract Friday to provide security on Metrolink trains, beating out the Metropolitan Transportation Authority transit police. The Southern California Regional Rail Authority Board of Directors, which oversees operation of Metrolink trains, voted to renew its contract with the Sheriff's Department to provide security on six train routes. The department has been providing security on the trains since Metrolink began operating in 1992.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1995 | CHING-CHING NI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Starting today, San Clemente residents can park their cars for a buck in North Beach and take the train to Los Angeles. The new station at 1850 Avenida Estacion here will be the 10th stop on Metrolink's 87-mile regional line that runs from Oceanside to Los Angeles. The Los Angeles-bound trains run three times in the morning and return three times in the evening.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1995 | ERROL A. COCKFIELD Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Metrolink authorities on Wednesday were investigating whether an engineer misread a sign, prompting him to drive a commuter train too fast through an intersection, injuring several passengers who were thrown from their seats. Paramedics treated at least three passengers for minor injuries, but no one was seriously hurt in the Monday incident near Allen Avenue. The train was en route from downtown to Ventura County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Efforts to obtain rights to a key, one-mile segment of railroad track in Claremont have stumbled, threatening the construction timetable of a commuter rail line between Los Angeles and San Bernardino County, regional rail authorities said Tuesday. The Southern California Regional Rail Authority is seeking permission from Santa Fe Railroad for use of the rail segment, part of a 57-mile line between Los Angeles and San Bernardino County proposed for completion by October, 1992.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1992
The Orange County Transportation Authority appointed a five-member subcommittee Monday to assess recommendations to electrify Southern California's commuter and freight rail service to cut harmful diesel emissions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Metrolink officials Friday discussed the Nov. 25 train accident in Pacoima that claimed the life of a Los Angeles city truck driver, saying they had to meet in private because they had been warned the rail agency was in jeopardy of being sued.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1992
Metrolink officials Friday discussed the Nov. 25 train accident in Pacoima that claimed the life of a Los Angeles city truck driver, saying they had to meet in private because they had been warned the rail agency was in jeopardy of being sued.
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